Tuesday, December 30, 2008

diy project

I found the headbands shown at the Diane Von Furstenberg spring 2009 ready-to-wear collection to be so precious. Feathers, beads, charms, chiffon flowers! I've never really liked headbands, but these are so fun and chaming. I want to buy some fabric and cord and try to make one myself. 

sweet tyrese

Virginia, would you be my sweet love for a life time?

dipped in fur

This is an image from a recent shoot I styled. The shoot was focused around a collection of vintage furs, with a different fur in each look (although out of frame in this shot). More to come soon.

Photography: Michelle Moore
Model: Erin of SMG
Hair: Andrea Pezzillo
Makeup: Jenny Bowker
Wardrobe: Hanni Fox

Monday, December 29, 2008

backup career idea #1: J.Peterman catalog copy writer

Heavy Denim Workshirt
"My dad is digging post holes for our little-league backstop on a hot summer day. His sleeves are rolled up…sweat is running down his neck, soaking the collar of his blue work shirt.

My earliest memory of the thing; I must have been about 10.

The shirt keeps reappearing in my mental snapshots from the next several years (the two of us pruning fruit trees together, cheering for Duke Snider at Ebbets Field, etc.), until, I guess, it just became such anexpected part of the way things were that it no longer made a distinct impression on me.

Then I was in college, and it was gone.

I tried, eventually, to find its equal. Frustrating. Shirts of more
recent vintage were flimsy, or new and raw looking, or poorly detailed.

This is the way it’s supposed to be.

Thick, old-fashioned 8-oz. cotton denim, almost bulletproof. Mellow, faded look (stonewashed; years of prewearing would be impractical). Exacting 2-3/4” point collar. Extralarge, buttoning chest pockets. Adjustable two-button cuffs, yoked back, rounded shirttail.

I wear mine around the farm, sometimes (with tie) to meetings with lawyers and bankers; seems to put everyone in an agreeable mood.

Heavyweight Denim Shirt (No. 1118).

Men’s sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

Color: Original Faded Blue, Dark Indigo."

Friday, December 26, 2008

SNOWED IN (a drawing)

1. sitting in front of the fireplace
2. watching movies
3. internet
4. baking
5. cleaning/ organizing

Thursday, December 25, 2008

"Meka leka hi, meka hiney ho ho ho"

merry christmas to every girl & boy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I made homemade egg nog tonight. Recipe:

log cabin fever

Cabin fever is a slang term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in, for an extended period. Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, forgetfulness, laughter, and excessive sleeping.

The origin of the term is unknown, but was first recorded in 1918. The term may originate from the United States during the time when settlers would be snowed into their log cabins in winter and would have to wait for the spring thaw in order to travel to town. The phrase may also be associated with ocean-crossing sailing ships in which passengers had to endure weeks and months of slow travel while living in cabins below deck.

On an episode of Mythbusters, the hosts attempted to "bust" the myth of cabin fever, isolating themselves for a period of time in the Alaskan winter while being observed and taking cognitive and stress tests. The test results were unusable due to incorrect testing procedures; however, one host, Adam Savage, exhibited all four of the symptoms of cabin fever they were looking for, while the other, Jamie Hyneman, only exhibited one (excessive sleep). They deemed the myth "plausible".

Many stories are based around this idea of a small group of people getting restless and irritable from being in a confined space. One of the most famous stories about cabin fever is Stephen King's The Shining which involves a family of three trapped in an isolated resort in the dead of winter. Cabin fever stories may also involve a person or group of people on a deserted island or on a long space voyage.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mama Fox,

my gorgeous gypsy, hippy, Grecian goddess.


Happy Chanukah!
pictured above: Papa's famous Chanukah Latkes.

Art Book Series

Front cover #1
Back cover #1
Front cover #2
Back cover #2

If you haven't gotten one of my art books yet and would like one, let me know. More to come.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

money where my mouth is

If you are needing an extra spring in your step consider tooth jewelry.
I get mine at www.decodent.us/

So Good!!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

lil' sweetnesses

"La Mer" by Charles Trenet
It's said that the lyrics were originally scribbled down by Trenet on toilet paper while riding a train on the French Mediterranean coast.

La mer
The Sea
Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs
That one sees dancing along the clear gulfs
A des reflets d'argent
Has silver reflections
La mer
The Sea
Des reflets changeants
Changing reflections
Sous la pluie
Under the rain

La mer
The Sea
Au ciel d'été confond
In the summer sky merge
Ses blancs moutons
Its white sheep
Avec les anges si purs
With such pure angels
La mer bergère d'azur
The sea, shepherdess of azure

Près des étangs
Close to the ponds
Ces grands roseaux mouillés
These large wet reeds
Ces oiseaux blancs
These white birds
Et ces maisons rouillées
And these rusted houses

La mer
The Sea
Les a bercés
Has rocked them
Le long des golfes clairs
Along the clear gulfs
Et d'une chanson d'amour
And with a song of love
La mer
The Sea
A bercé mon cœur pour la vie
Has soothed my heart for life

English lyrics, unrelated to the French lyrics, were written by Jack Lawrence and entitled "Beyond the Sea":

Somewhere beyond the sea,
Somewhere, waiting for me,
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing;

Somewhere beyond the sea,
He's (She's) there watching for me.
If I could fly like birds on high,
Then straight to his (her) arms I'd go sailing.

It's far beyond a star,
It's near beyond the moon,
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon.

We'll meet beyond the shore,
We'll kiss just as before.
Happy we'll be beyond the sea,
And never again I'll go sailing


Hot pastrami sandwich,
chicken liver sandwhich,
and a goodie bag of assorted and Black & White cookies for loved ones.
*matzo ball soup not pictured

While having a delightful lunch at Canter's Deli & Restaurant (419 North Fairfax Avenue), Manya and I decided that Jewish deli food is one of life's great equalizers; enjoyed by many classes, religions, and races.

Update: Anikke just reminded me - probably not enjoyed by antisemites.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

cold feet


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008


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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dinner 12/1 *B-DAY EDITION*: Tavolata

Columbia City Focaccia
Aberquina Olives, Olive Oil

Grilled Octopus Salad
White Beans, Chilies, Lemon

Buffalo Mozzarella
Salame Gentile, Crostini

Tuna Confit, Bean Puree, Mama Lil Peppers

Basil,Pine Nuts, Garlic

Spicy Italian Sausage, Marjoram, Tomato

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hey Shorty